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How to prepare your content for your poster presentation
The first thing to do before you start working of your research poster is to organize your text, images, graphs, charts, logos, etc. This is the most important and often the most overlooked time saving-part of the process.
Many research poster presentations are conversions of pre-existing documents such as multi-slide PowerPoint presentations or multi-page MS Word documents. Because these documents were initially created for other purposes, I recommend that you create a temporary rough draft document in Microsoft Word, and use it to paste all the text you are going to eventually include on your poster presentation. But don’t spend any time formatting the text. It’s only purpose is to help you organize and edit your poster content. Later on, you are going to use this document as the source from which you’ll be copying and pasting onto your poster.
Before copying any information on your draft document, create the following sections. These are standard sections for poster presentations and will help present your research clearly and professionally.
Standard scientific poster sections:
See the video tutorial on how to copy your text from your existing to document to your new draft document. Pay particular attention to the use of the “paste options” tab. It helps remove the text formatting from the pasted text.
How to transfer text from an existing presentation to your poster template
On the original document select the text you want to copy to your poster template and copy. Switch to the template, put your cursor at the location where the text needs to go and paste. You can repeat the process throughout the whole poster.
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